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Larry Hoogshagen was born on December 7, 1948 to Howard and Frankie (Cullum) Hoogshagen at Whittier, California. In 1967, he graduated Marion High School in Marion, South Dakota. He went on to study mechanical engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for four years. On October 2, 1976, Larry was united in marriage to Roseana Lou Mueller at Zion Lutheran Church in Scotland, South Dakota. For over 30 years, he worked for Scotland Co-op until he semi-retired. Larry liked to keep busy and was a hard worker. For a time he worked for Scotland Redi-Mix and later drove school buses for BJ School Buses in Scotland.
Larry had an interest for history and enjoyed reading books and newspapers. He loved sports and was a fan of the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Dodgers. In his spare time, he would go bowling or fishing. Larry enjoyed many friendships in the community and was very well-liked.
Larry passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota having attained the age of 69 years, 10 months, and 27 days.
He is survived and remembered by his wife of 42 years, Rose Hoogshagen of Scotland, SD; children: Erin Hoogshagen of Scotland, SD, Eric (Alex) Hoogshagen of Harrisburg, SD, and Evan (Priscilla) Hoogshagen of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren: Nicholas, Jadyn, Kaymen, Josie, and Winston; father Howard Hoogshagen of Monroe, SD; mother Frankie Hoogshagen of Arkansas; siblings: Curt Hoogshagen, Martin (Julie) Hoogshagen, Jeff (Marlys) Hoogshagen, Gail (Jeff) Kellog, and Todd Hoogshagen.
He was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out Larry and his family. It is so sad to see another victim to cancer but now there is no suffering. May memories be cherished by all.
James & Theresa Sedlacek Nov 8 2018 1:32 AM
Remembering Larry from Dist #9 country school days. We were a small group of children in that one room school house. I especially remember one Christmas play we had, Larry was the "Mr" and I was the "Mrs". What fond memories of those simple days with friends from the neighboring farms. I cherish those times with Larry and his siblings and do remember Larry and his shy but maybe mischievous smile.
Brenda (Van Westen) Ratliff Nov 7 2018 8:54 PM
Larry was definitely one of the good guys, he always had time to sit and chat.
Ron Dvorak Nov 7 2018 3:04 PM
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you at this sad time. May the love of family and friends grant you comfort as you share you memories of Larry. God's rich blessings on each of you in the days ahead.
Marvin and Agnes Thum Nov 6 2018 11:19 PM
You are in our prayers and have our deepest sympathy. May the Lord wrap his comforting and healing arms around all of you at this time.
Jerry & Mary Lou Mueller Nov 6 2018 8:51 PM
Rose and Family Larry was a friend to all who knew him. His humor, smile and wit will not be forgotten. We are very sorry for your loss.
Frank & Joanie Kloucek and Family Nov 6 2018 5:02 PM
We have great childhood memories of times with our cousins in South Dakota. Sending sympathy to Larry's wife, children, his siblings and parents. Larry was a good guy. Rest in peace.
JoNita (Visser) Grabow Nov 6 2018 4:48 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Larry had a great outlook on life. He truly loved his family, and spoke highly of Rose every chance he could. I admired how he kept on working. He loved those kids on the bus. You could tell it by the gleam in his eye. I was glad I got to know him. May God bless you all with beautiful memories.
Sheryl Frey Nov 6 2018 3:56 PM
Rose, Erin and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all!
Barbara Rokusek Nov 6 2018 4:57 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss! Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the family now and in the days ahead.
Jim and Mary Hoogshagen Nov 6 2018 4:35 AM